Six standouts from Manteca high schools played key roles in the Central Valley Monarcas Academy's second-place finish in the 3rd Annual do Campeonato July 13-14 at Cherry Island Soccer Complex in Sacramento.
Garret Fisher will have to settle for being the fifth fittest man in the planet.
East Union has nowhere to go but forward this season.
Last Wednesday, I happened to find myself driving along I-5 near Sacramento, as I glanced out to the east, I spotted a coyote. A couple miles further up the freeway, I spotted half dozen wild turkeys and then another half dozen or so to the west of the freeway. It really brightened my day. An extra bonus was spotting a second coyote on the trip home. Heck, spotting wild critters in urban-like settings always brightens my day.
Vince Bordi stepped into the cage and onto one of the biggest stages of his mixed martial arts career last Saturday during the Gallus Fighting Championship in San Jose.
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LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions youth football program hasn't taken long to set itself apart from the area's other teams.
LATHROP – Scott Tolman and Johnny Buonauro took the high-point trophy in their hands, raising it high above the pool deck for those with a camera to capture.
Garret Fisher didn't follow his older brother Ryan's footsteps to professional baseball.
LATHROP – The Manteca Dolphins received a considerable boost heading into today's Mid-Valley Swim League Championship.
Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.
Will Brink may not have saved his best for last, but playing his last high school tournament among California's best was plenty good enough for the laid-back lefty.
Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program.
In the past, I strictly fished for bass and nothing else. That's all changed in the last four or five years.
Kyle Alexander has continued his brisk rise in the powerlifting ranks.
When you strike out 13 batters in a five-inning game, you do not need a lot of offense, especially if you hit two home runs. That is what Isaiah Perez did for the Manteca Red Sox in a 10-0 five-inning mercy-rule-shortened contest against the Northgate Blue Jays in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Manteca Little League.
STOCKTON - One pitch, one out, one ball game.
• SUMMER BRING HOME THE BACON: Andrew Schneider 267/632, Mike Marshall 212-242/619, Jerome Carl 203-203-204/610, Bob Treat 208-222, Jon Galiza 214-217, Javier Barrientos 235, Robert Craig 211, Ron Schneider 210, Tony Long 190/485, Sandy LaMar 172/426, Cynthia McDonald 146/367, Kira Schneider 149/364
The under-10 Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club hit the beach before beginning a demanding stretch in its outdoor schedule.
Just as swim practices intensify from Turlock to Manteca, the Mid-Valley Swim League will give its teams a slight reprieve.
Hunter Brooks returned home from Washington state with his hands full this past weekend.